Dear Mary Catherine was truly one of a kind, always such a powerful force for creativity and compassion, and my dear and supportive friend through over 40 years. I will miss her greatly. I send my sincere condolences to her family, her friends, and her religious community. Hers was truly a great life lived always with hope and joy. I am grateful to whomever was so thoughtful to send me word of her passing.
Words cannot express what having Sister Mary Catherine call me friend has meant to me. Her presence through good times and difficult times was a blessing to me and to my family. I will miss her wisdom and kind words (and the birthday cards I got every September.) I am grateful for the gift of service she gave to everyone she met. She taught me a great lesson in life: FROG - Fully Rely on God. Every time I see a frog figurine I think of that bit of wisdom. What a great woman she was and one who will always remain in our hearts. God Bless.
Sister Mary Catherine generously shared her time and expertise when Hendrik and I were working to get Aurora Christian Health Services operational. Her kindness was so appreciated then and we remember her with fondness.
We have another angel now. Sr. M. Devota was a wonderful teacher--so young and enthusiastic. My thoughts and prayers-- for her and for her family. Pat Skahen Stasiek Resurrection Class of 1962
Rest in Peace, dear Sister Devota... for that you were-devoted- to all of your 7th & 8th grade students at Resurrection Grammar School. You taught me lessons that served me throughout my life, I am for ever grateful for all you did for me, for us. Certainly you are where you deserve to be on this Resurrection Day!
What a great woman! She made a difference. Pat Kelly, Associate
Sister Devota was one of the best teachers at Resurrection. Sounds like she had quite an influence on those who were lucky enough to know her. God Bless!
It is with great sadness to learn of the death of SMC. I was president of the St. Joseph School when we hired her. It was the best choice we ever made. She had a way of making suggestions and after discusing it and agreeing with her, she had you thinking it was your idea. As long as we live she will live because she is part of us. She was ONE of a kind. And definately very kind. See you again on the other side. Hope we both make it.
Mary Catherine sent $10 a month to Tabor House Latin America ministry from June 1980 to December 2012 with always a beautiful note. Truly great person!
Sister Devota was my 7th grade teacher at Resurrection. She was a wonderful teacher, so young and full of spitit, plus we shared the same name:) I only wished I had known that she was at St. Eugene's in Fox Point WI, as I have lived in WI for 41 years, and would have definitely connected with her. Deepest sympathy to her family. God Bless You, Sister Devota!
Mary Catherine Daly Snyder, Franklin, WI, Resurrection Class of 1962
Sister Mary Catherine personified what it means to be a nun. She gave her all during her life and is now at rest. She surely saw the face of God the minute she passed. My sympathies and prayers to her family.
Helen, Jim and dear Family: Catherine was a saintly women, that I loved and I am very sorry to have to miss her Mass and wake. I am praying too Catherine, to help all of you during these diffulcult days.
Sister Mary Carherine (then Sister Devota) was my teacher in 7th and 8th grades in Resurrection. She was loving, caring beautiful person and touched the lives of hundreds of Res kids. She was also the very first recipient of the Chicago Fireman's Scholarship, according to my Dad.
Mary Catherine's light shines in Heaven now; bright testimony of a life spent in service to others. I'm glad that I had the honor of having worked with her at Joseph Corporation...Genny Montes
Words cannot adequately express the impact that Sr. Mary Catherine had on our lives. Her wisdom, wit, and courage will continue to touch all who had the pleasure of knowing her. We will miss her terribly and will never forget her "saintly" presence on this earth.
JIM,HELEN AND FAMILY,Sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. M Y THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
Sister Mary Catherine lived at Anderson Farms Apts. in Montgomery while my mother Eleanor Hansen lived there. They became very good friends and visited each other frequently and shared many phone conversations after she moved away. Mom treasured their friendship and was very saddened to hear of her passing. However, we rejoice that she has gone home to be with her Savior. She is in my thoughts and prayers. She will be missed.
We knew Sister Mary Catherine from St. Joe's and working with her at the Hesed House. Oh, what a joy she was to be with! Our sympathy to all who knew and loved her.
I am so sorry to learn that our beloved Sister Mary Catherine has passed away. She was my all time favorite teacher and friend. Hadn't seen her in decades but reconnected due to my involvement in organizing a recent Resurrection School reunion. While she was unable to attend, she allowed me to take her to lunch a few times. It was a thrill to see her after all those years. She was as bright and funny as ever. She was one of a kind. We will miss her terribly. My condolences to her family and many friends. Carl Cudio, Resurrection School Class of 1961.